How I got a job at Rooster Teeth

4 years ago

So a lot of people ask me how I got a job at Rooster Teeth and I figured it's about time I explain myself. Marshall and I have been in a comedy troupe called Lark the Beard for several years now, best known for our web-series The Wingmen and for Zach Anner's travel show videos.

We met Matt and Burnie after entering a short film contest where they were the judges. After seeing our stuff, they decided to hire us to help write and produce some projects for Rooster Teeth when they needed extra help. After about 8 months of working on a project-by-project basis, Marshall and I were offered full time jobs at RT.

Rooster Teeth is a really fun place to work and for those who are interested in finding jobs at companies like this, I have one piece of advice. Create your own movies, drawings, animations, etc. and find your own creative voice. And don't wait until tomorrow, or next week, or next year; do it now. I started making videos in middle school and in 10th grade, I wrote and directed a TV show for public access with my friends. I've worked on dozens of projects since then and yeah, some of them were crap but at least I constantly learned new things and improved.

So if you wanna go into the film/videogame/entertainment industry then start making stuff now. Start putting videos up on Youtube, submit entries to all of the Rooster Teeth contests, draw, hire a lobbyist for Congress, film machinima, and write.

Anyway, that's my motivational burp for the day. I'm gonna go eat some cookies.

Lark the Beard Comedy Troupe:

Zach Anner's youtube:

The Wingmen web-series:

P.S. Isn't the the new RvB trailer awesome? I'm really excited about the next season.

Comments (47)

  • CharlieOneBravo


    2 days ago

    So i applied for a position at RT with an attepmt at being a general technician; I currently work with ATT as a phone line technician and would love to offer my abilities to RT. Would you have any advice for my application?

  • NitroTech

    NitroTech NitroTech

    3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the advice Chris. Me and My friends are GModders and SFMers, and my Friend Triton is working on a Halo SFM Series, that I'm gonna be writing and voice acting for, I'm also working on a Doctor Who Fan Series, But thats on Hiatus right now, because of High School. plus I'm working on a Project thats gonna be filmed in the flight simulator IL2 Sturmovik, it's gonna be a machinima series, showing what might have happend if the AXIS powers during world war 2, had their shit together and were prepared to go to major war. I really wanna work at RT, I hope I'll eventually be able to meet some of the guys too, especially Geoff or Michael. Maybe you could check out our work, when we get at least 5 episodes or so out? It would really mean alot, :P

  • CTcallan


    7 months ago

    well thank you so much Chris for giving me more motivation to work at rooster teeth and yes I really want to work at rooster teeth and achievement hunter and I will start to make my own stuff soon

  • jhon11855


    1 year ago

    I'm a spanish, Somebody explain me What is "hire a lobbyist for Congress"?

  • jhon11855


    1 year ago

    One day, I will work in Rooster Teeth

  • EchoSoldi3r


    2 years ago

    I'm glad to know that this company has shed so much positive light on the media production industry, the fact that teens dream jobs wouldn't be millionaires at a huge AAA company, but would do something they love with the greatest people on earth. Great job RT.

  • DjDezzy


    2 years ago

    This is exactly what I needed to see. I have a group of friends and we all different talents like art and animation with me being the film guy. I've even thought of creating a website just to get my stuff out there and youtube as well but the problem is time but now I know I've just got to do it and work at my own rate. Eventually someone will see.

  • Keanu


    2 years ago

    How do we get our creations noticed? Like how can we get the necessary publicity so that it attracts the attention of RT?

  • Datrell1


    2 years ago

    Thank for the info. :)

  • Zaukster


    2 years ago

    Ive been wanting to work for rooster teeth for a long time and this post just pushed me to keep on making machimina. Ill keep on trying.